On This Day: 25th of October

On this day in 1460:

The Mace
University MaceThe Records of the Congregations of the College of Glasgow reported that "David de Cadzow", having been elected Rector, gave 20 nobles (a noble was a Scots gold coin) towards the making of a University mace.

On this day in 1517:

Adam Colquhoun elected Rector
On the Feast of Crispin and Crispinian [25 October] 1517 Mr Adam Culquhon, Rector of Stobo and Biggar, and Canon of Glasgow, was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow

On this day in 1943:

A Drummond Duff
A Drummond DuffReverend A Drummond Duff was among the repatriated prisoners-of-war welcomed at Leith by Lady Darling. Duff was the minister of Mearns Church in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, and was a graduate of the University. He had been serving as senior chaplain in the 51st Division when he was captured by the German Army at St Valery in the summer of 1940.

Duff had served in the First World War as a combatant officer in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, when he was wounded and lost his arm.

Births and Deaths

Sir Robert GrieveOn this day in 1995
Sir Robert Grieve died.

William ElphinstoneOn this day in 1514
William Elphinstone died.

On this day in 1861
Sir James Graham 2nd Baronet died.

On this day in 1800
Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay was born.

On this day in 1869
John Teacher was born.

On this day in 1872
Robert Boyd was born.

On this day in 1872
John Cumming was born.

On this day in 1870
John David Davies was born.

On this day in 1867
Charles Herbert Hall was born.

On this day in 1872
George McPherson was born.

On this day in 1864
Walter Ebner Williams was born.

On this day in 1873
George Ballantyne was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Wright Burgess was born.

On this day in 1871
Thomas Wright Cameron was born.

On this day in 1875
William Core was born.

On this day in 1886
Catherine Moir Dykes was born.

On this day in 1877
Alexander Aitken Gardner was born.

On this day in 1876
Margaret Arthur Harvey was born.

On this day in 1887
John Anderson Hodge was born.

On this day in 1876
Pierce Jones was born.

On this day in 1886
Hugh Forgan Martin was born.

On this day in 1879
William McLelland was born.

On this day in 1881
Dugald Ferguson Percy was born.

On this day in 1873
William Wyper was born.

On this day in 1917
Cecil Neil Black was born.

Tsoh Chen PanOn this day in 1959
Tsoh Chen Pan died.

On this day in 1888
Anne Willem Sanders was born.

David Hynd, MB ChB 1924On this day in 1895
David Hynd was born.

Lt Rev Herbert DunnOn this day in 1915
Herbert Dunn died.

On this day in 1889
William Martin was born.

On this day in 1866
William Reid died.

On this day in 1863
Alexander Renton died.

On this day in 1893
Norah Gilfillan was born.

On this day in 1891
Louise Hollier Simmonds was born.

Lesley Scott Souter MatricOn this day in 1917
Lesley Scott Souter was born.

On this day in 1895
Mary Grant was born.